1. Funke Akindele Bello (14.8 million followers)
Funke Akindele Bello, popularly known as Jenifa, is a Nigerian film actress and producer. She became quite popular after her role in the movie titled Jenifa which also earned her the nickname Jenifa. The Omo Ghetto trilogy also contributed to her fame.
Funke Akindele got married to Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London in May 2016 and in December 2018, she gave birth to twin boys to the delight of many fans. Some of her notable works include: Jenifa’s Diary, Moms at War, Maami, Jenifa, etc.
2. Mercy Johnson (12.1 million followers)
Mercy Johnson Okojie is a Nigerian actress born on the 28th of August, 1984. She has won several awards some of which include: Best Supporting Actress (2009) and Best Actress (2013) for the role she played in a comedy movie, Dumebi the Dirty Girl.
She is married to Prince Odianosen Okojie and they have four children, three daughters and a son. Some of her notable works include: 30 Days In Atlanta, Baby Oku, Weeping Soul, Dumebi, etc.
3. Ini Edo (12.1 million followers)
Iniobong Edo Ekim, born 23 April 1982, is a Nigerian actress. Ini Edo began her film career in 2000 and has featured in more than 100 movies.
In 2014, Ini Edo was appointed by the United Nations as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.
Some of her notable works include: Citation, Ghost and the Tout, Chief Daddy, Heaven on my mind, amongst others.
4. Mercy Aigbe (10.5 million followers)
Mercy Aigbe kicked off her acting career by starring in some soap operas including the popular T.V series “Papa Ajasco“.
Professionally, Mercy joined the Nollywood industry fully in 2006 and acted in the movie that brought her into limelight ‘Ara’. Some of her notable works include: Okanjua, Ìpèsè, Iró funfun, Oju ife, Omoge Osas, etc.
5. Genevive Nnaji (8.5 million followers)
Genevieve Nnaji, born on 3 May 1979, is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award. Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix movie that originated from Nigeria and the first Nigerian submission for the Oscars.
Nnaji started her acting career as a child actor in the soap opera, Ripples, at the age of 8. At 19, she was introduced into the growing film industry with the movie Most Wanted. In 2010, she starred in the award-winning film Ijé: The Journey. She has starred in over 200 Nollywood movies which include: Girls Cot, Private Sin, Blood Sister, He Lives in Me, Deadly Mistake, Ijé: The Journey, Half of a Yellow Son, etc.
6. Toyin Abraham (7.8 million followers)
Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi, born Olutoyin Aimakhu, is a Nigerian actress and filmmaker.
Toyin Abraham has made, directed, and acted in several Nollywood movies. She is married to Kola Ajeyemi and they both have a son. Some of her notable works include: The Therapist, The Prophetess, Fate of Alakada, Dear Affy, Small Chops, Elevator Baby, Alakada Reloaded, etc.
7. Anne Idibia (7.3 million followers)
Annie Macaulay–Idibia (born 13 November 1984) is a Nigerian, model, presenter and actress. Prior to Annie Macaulay–Idibia’s acting career, she competed at the “Queen of All Nations Beauty Pageant” where she emerged as the runner-up and also went on to feature in the music video of 2face Idibia’s “African Queen” song.
Her Nollywood career came to limelight after her role in the movies titled Pleasure and Crime and Blackberry Babes. Her other notable works include: Return of Blackberry Babes, Estate Runs, Unconditional, Morning After Dark, Beautiful Moster, etc.
8. Tonto Dikeh (7.3 million followers)
Tonto Charity Dikeh is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter and humanitarian, born on the 9th of June 1985.
Her notable works include: Missing Child, Native Son, Dangerous Beauty, My Fantasy, Zara, Dirty Secret, Last Mission, Blackberry Babes Re-loaded, and so on.
9. Rita Dominic (6.8 million followers)
Rita Dominic started performing as a child, appearing in school plays and children’s television shows as a child. In 1998, she starred in her first movie, A Time to Kill.
Rita Dominic won an award in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress. She has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions some of which include: Sweet Love & Married, Schemers: Bad Babes, Nights of Riot, Love Temple, Lost Paradise, Indecent Act, Unbreakable Affair, The Therapist, Girls Cot, amongst others.
10. Chioma Akpotha (5.9 million followers)
Chioma Chukwuka, born March 12, 1980, (also known as Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha or Chioma Akpotha) is a Nigerian actress, director and movie producer. In 2007, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for “Best Actress in a leading role” in the movie “Sins of the flesh.”
Chioma Chukwuka’s acting career began with her first role in the movie titled “The Apple” in 2000. With 20 years of experience, she has starred in more than 350 Nollywood movies, produced 6 movies and has many awards to her credit. As a film maker, Chioma has produced/co-produced over 8 movies.
Some of her notable works include: The Ghost and the Tout, Lara & the Beat, Void, Dark Cloud, Nneka The Pretty Serpent, Omo Ghetto: The Saga, amongst others.